California Bar Journal
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Legal specialist exam set Aug. 29
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The biennial exam for attorneys wishing to become certified legal specialists is scheduled for Aug. 29 in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Unaffected by the financial problems that have beset the State Bar, the board of legal specialization is forging ahead with the exam as well as plans to add two new legal specialties in real estate and labor law. Exams for those areas are likely in 2001.

The board is self-funded by dues and fees paid by specialists who voluntarily participate in the program.

There are more than 3,300 certified legal specialists practicing in eight areas: family law; appellate law; criminal law; estate planning, trust and probate law; workers' compensation; immigration and nationality law; personal and small business bankruptcy; and taxation law.

The exam will be given at the Westin Hotel at the San Francisco Airport and the Wyndham Hotel at the Los Angeles Airport between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. There is a $200 fee, or $250 for those who wish to type. Registration deadline is July 16.

For further information, visit the web site at or call the board of legal specialization at 415/538-2100.